The Xperia X10 is Sony Ericsson's first Android smartphone, the company announced late last year. Running Android 1.6/Donut, the Xperia X10 is powered by a Snapdragon CPU at 1 GHz and the device supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA. Furthermore, the X10 features WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, aGPS, a digital compass and several sensors. The massive 4" touchscreen supports WVGA at 480 x 854 pixel and since Sony Ericsson is well known for its camera phones, it's not a surprise at all that the Xperia X10 is the first available Android smartphone which comes with a 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED photo light.
While the Xperia X10 is an Android smartphone, it's not a Google experience phone which means Sony Ericsson was free to customize the hardware buttons. While all Google services are supported, the X10 is lacking a trackball/D-pad but only features the three Android-typical menu buttons for settings, home and back. A search button was left. On the right side, the device sports a camera key and the volume rocker which is also used for the digital camera zoom. Quite standard today is the 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and the micro USB port on the top, next to the power switch. At a size of 119.0 x 63.0 x 13.0 mm, the Xperia X10 weights 135 gram.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is now available or soon to be available from carriers and retailers around the world and is released in "Sensuous Black" and "Luster White". The suggested retail price without a contract is 599 Euro.
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